A strong network of international partners

automatica has an impressive network of partners. Together, we achieve more and increase your trade-fair success.

automatica’s conceptual sponsor

From the industry—for the industry: We develop our exhibition concept in close cooperation with the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association. As conceptual sponsor, the association contributes sound market expertise. Together we ensure that automatica focuses on topics that pertain to production and are relevant to the market.

The Robotics + Automation Association in the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) represents the interests of approximately 400 companies that are providers of integrated assembly solutions (assembly and handling technology), machine vision and robotics.

Cooperation partners

The support of international trade associations gives us a direct link to the global industry. It helps us ensure that automatica remains focused on the latest market developments at all times and adapt its focal points accordingly.

International Federation of Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) is the trade association that represents the robotics industry and robotics research institutes. The IFR serves as an umbrella organization for all national robotics associations. It also coordinates the annual International Symposium on Robotics (ISR). Each year the IFR Statistical Department publishes the World Robotics industry statistics.

The Machine Vision Industry Alliance is an association of has 230 members related to imaging technology and end-users of various industries using machine vision products. It is focused on the development and application of machine vision technology and is guided by scientific and technological innovation. CMVU is the strategy partner for the Chinese Machine Vision Pavilion.

automatica’s Advisory Board

The Technical Advisory Board represents our exhibitors. It helps us optimize automatica to meet the current needs of the market. The Technical Advisory Board works together with us to shape the future development and strategic direction of the fair.


ABB Ltd., Hanne Kolb
Asentics GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Horst G. Heinol-Heikkinen
Bosch Rexroth AG, Rainer Jost
Deprag Schulz GmbH u. Co., Stefan Wolfinger
Epson Deutschland GmbH, Volker Spanier
Fanuc Deutschland GmbH, Nils Tersteegen
Festo AG & Co. KG, Kristin Ruiz
Hahn Automation GmbH, Frank Konrad
igus, Alexander Mühlens
Isra Vision AG, Louise Eriksson
Kuka AG, Wilfried Eberhardt
Mikron GmbH, Rolf Rihs
MVTec Software GmbH, Dr. Olaf Munkelt
Schunk SE & Co. KG, Jan Ripplinger
Siemens AG, Michael Thomas
Stäubli International AG, Sonja Koban
Stemmer Imaging AG, Arne Dehn
Universal Robots A/S, Andrea Alboni
VDMA, Patrick Schwarzkopf
Yaskawa, Armin Schlenk